Responding to Disasters: Mental Health Crisis Management
Often, disasters strike without warning, leaving many survivors feeling anxious and upset. Others may have difficulty thinking or making decisions. As a responder, do you know how to help survivors with their emotional needs? After completing this course, you will be able to anticipate the reactions of disaster survivors, identify those people at risk, and know how to connect survivors to appropriate resources.
This course is co-provided by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) and Continuing Nursing Education (UWCNE) at the University of Washington.
Public health professionals and especially mid-level public health workers who may respond to a disaster or other public health emergency, as well as nurses, program managers, administrative employees, and first responders.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, you will be better able to:
- Describe the psychosocial needs of disaster survivors who may be at risk for, or are experiencing, an emotional crisis
- Identify strategies of crisis management to address the acute psychosocial needs of disaster survivors
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing models of crisis management for disaster survivors
Please see the module developer list in the course content.
- 1.00 Contact hours
- 0.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level